Low Interest Rates, No Down Payment for USDA Rural Development Home Mortgage Loans

Lincoln, Neb., February 26, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has announced a decrease in the home mortgage interest rate for its Section 502 Homeownership Direct Loan progra... Read More

Harsher sentences against domestic violence could come with proposed bill

LINCOLN--Sen. Rick Kolowski of Omaha saw a lot of harassment in his time as a high school principal. A bill he has introduced would tighten up current law on punishments for stalkers and domestic violence perpetrators. LB 307 would make sente... Read More

West Point Officials Updated On Wimmer's Plant Closing

West Point city officials met Friday morning with a couple of representatives from the Land O'Frost Wimmer's plant to discuss the announced closing of the plant later this Spring. Mayor Marlene Johnson says one of the topics they discusses concern... Read More

USDA Releases Data Showing How Trans Pacific Partnership Benefits All 50 States

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2015 - In conjunction with a series of Made in Rural America Executive Actions announced today by President Obama and the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released data today showing the opportunities for ag... Read More

Huskers drop series opener at LMU

Los Angeles – The Nebraska baseball team (4-4, 0-0 Big Ten) took a 1-0 lead in its series opener against the Loyola Marymount Lions (6-2, 0-0 WCC) on Friday night, but the Lions scored the final four runs of the game to take the opener, 4-1 on Frid... Read More

Vikings Come Up Short

North Platte, A slow start was too much for Bertrand to overcome as the Vikings lost to Sandhills/Thedford in the D2-4 District Final 50-43 on Friday night. The Knights jumped out to a 15-2 first half lead and would never trail. In the third quarter,... Read More

National Weather Service says snow is  forecast for south-central Nebraska and northern Kansas over the weekend

The National Weather Service  (NWS)  in Hastings  is urging south-central Nebraska and north-central Kansas residents to be prepared for some winter weather this weekend.  Meteorologist Julia Berg says the system will bring snow to those areas...... Read More

DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 26, 2015 – DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel discussed growth priorities driven by key research advancements and product launches across the Agriculture and Nutrition & Health segments at today’s Bank ... Read More

Corn Growers to Congress: Don’t Turn Your Back on Ethanol and Other Renewable Fuels

ST. LOUIS (February 26, 2015) – Today, Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act. National Corn Growers Association board member Keith Alverson of South Dakota issued the following state... Read More

Williams Plans to introduce LB 560

A bill introduced by State Senator Matt Williams will be taken up in the Nebraska Legislature next week. Williams says the bill will seek money for innovation campus. "I will be introducing LB 560 next week, which is to ask the Legislature and the... Read More

Nebraska senators kill bill to expand family planning

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ A bill that would allow more women to qualify for Medicaid family planning services has stalled in the Nebraska Legislature. Supporters fell two votes short Thursday of the 25 needed to advance it, while 21 lawmakers opposed it.... Read More